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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 114485
Last updated: 25 April 2018
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Type:North American RB-45C Tornado
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 48-030
C/n / msn: 153-38506
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4 mi NE of Ellington AFB, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Ellington AFB, TX
Destination airport:Barksdale AFB, LA
Shortly after taking off from Ellington AFB, the RB-45C exploded due to mechanical failure during a turn in a height of about 1,500 feet. Three crew members were killed, while the co-pilot Lt. Bob Hampton survived not seriously injured after decending in his parachute after being blown clear from the aircraft. The burning wreckage was scattered over a muddy pasture a few miles southeast of Houston.


Revision history:

15-Feb-2013 05:06 Tetrapack Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Sep-2013 09:38 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Narrative]

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